It's time to reveal our guest designer for August... please join me in welcoming Carly Robertson!! You may know Carly from her fabulous blog, Paper in Bloom, and she is an active member on our A Muse Lounge! I am excited to share her adorable designs with you this month. Carly has created inspiring Halloween and Holiday designs using our newly released A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA stamps!
Today I have three of her Fall/Halloween designs to share, but first I'll let Carly tell you a little about herself:
"Hello, my name is Carly Robertson and I'm so thrilled to be this month's Guest Designer!
I am a mom to busy 3 year old twin daughters, Abigail and Emma; and wife to a wonderfully supportive husband. Our family lives in Canada near the Rocky Mountains and we feel truly blessed to live so close to such beautiful surrounds.
I discovered my love for stamping shortly after my girls were born. My first introduction was at a card making party with friends where I ordered my first set of stamps, some ink, and a little bit of paper. Shortly after that party I found A Muse, bought my second set of stamps and have been completely addicted to this hobby ever since.
Stamping has become an outlet were I not only get to be creative and have fun, but it has also given me the opportunity to meet a group of amazing and wonderfully creative people. When I'm not spending time with my family and friends, you can always find me in my craft room. :-)
Thank you so much A Muse for this incredible opportunity; what an unbelievable honor!"
First up today is this simply spooky card featuring our new "three mice silhouette" stamp. Carly always adds some fun details in her designs - notice that she rounded two of the corners on the white layer to give it more visual interest. And I *love* the way Carly used the new spider tag stamp - the black lace ties in perfectly with the web!
In this next design, Carly used one of my favorite stamps from the new release - birch forest with leaves! The leaves are mounted on the end of the stamp, so you can easily stamp them in different colors! Carly used beautiful shades of Fall along with our new nutmeg and squash papers. The brown button makes a perfect accent!
Carly's last design today is a fun Trick or Treat card which features one of the pumpkins in the new Jack O' Lanterns cling set! If you look closely, you can see that Carly accented the eyes with black twinkle stickers! So cool how Carly used the petite gingham paper cut into a large circle layer, and then accented it with a circle tag. A little ric rac ribbon and a Martha punch tie it all together - simply sensational!
I hope you enjoyed Carly's first set of designs. There is lots more to come - next week I'll be back with more of Carly's spooky Halloween cards and fun treat too! And now... it's giveaway time! We asked Carly to choose a stamp and pack of notecards to share with three lucky winners. What did she choose? Stay tuned to find out - we'll reveal the prize in one of her upcoming posts! To enter for a chance to win, just leave a comment on this, and on each of the upcoming Guest Designer posts featuring Carly's designs! (one comment per post please)